As you're likely all-too-familiar, our state faces an unprecedented housing crisis. According to EcoNorthwest, "we have the lowest ratio of dwelling units to households of any state in the country".
DADU's (Detached Accessory Dwelling Units) are being promoted in many cities in need of increased affordable housing. Usually under 1,000 square feet, they offer additional living or work space, can serve as an apartment for extended family or nannies, and can typically be rented out for extra income.
Seattle and Renton currently have pre-approved plans to choose from, with greatly shortened permitting times and in some cases, lessened fees.
Seattle currently offers 10 pre approved plans, and the designs are inspiring.